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  • Woohoo!!

    About a half a pound down. I'm so excited! I didn't expect anything after the weekend that I had. My pants are falling down, but I haven't tried the smaller size yet. I really don't want to try too early because I want them to fit for sure!!! Having homemade chicken soup for lunch today and can't wait for it.. Yumm!! Hope everyone's day is going well.
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    • Hurray! Time to update your signature!

      Keep on rocking! Or is that grocking...
      5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
      Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
      Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

      More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
      - Lewis Mumford

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      • Oh Shoot! I forgot to update the sig last week. Will update it all tomorrow. I think I pretty much stayed the same but am having a blast either way. We have relaly taken this challenge to heart with some fun. First time fun is involved with the two of us in a lonnnngg time. I will check in at work tomorrow. OH, and it is DEFINITELY Grocking!!
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        • Yippee! Almost 10 lbs. down!! I wonder if it is realistic to shoot for 10 more..

          Meanwhile, life is crazy as usual. I guess that is just the way it is. I'm starting to wonder if there is anyway we could survive without me working. I just want to be with my kids, and I believe the stress of my job is starting to have some serious real effects on me. There have been many times this past week or two that I have thought to myself, "I'm losing my mind." And not in a funny way, but in a very serious, should I see a Dr. way. Eating clean helps this tremendously, but between work stress and marriage stress, I don't think I am being very healthy to my mental self. Not sure what I am going to do about that as yet, but thought I should put it down.

          The kiddos are doing great. We have settled into a wonderful fall routine. After work, I come home and immediately start dinner. Open the back door so that the girls can go out to the screened in porch. As soon as I can get away from the kitchen I unlock the porch door and the girls fly outside to jump on the trampoline and play in the sand box. It is a small 6' trampoline but it gets the job done. Sometimes I go out to play with them. Sometimes I just sit on the porch. Either way, it's wonderful. They are so happy outside. It makes me wonder at how many days I have wasted just putting them in front of the television because I was too lazy to figure out something fun for them. Ick. Well, we are having a good time now, so I guess that is what matters~
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          • :P you need to put up the hubby's loss in your sig too so we can watch the race!
            SW (Nov 22nd 2011): 333
            Current Weight as of Nov 25 2015: 248
            Short Term Goal: Fit into the shirts I got on my honeymoon at disney and universal in august next year when I go back to for my 1 year anniversary
            Met Goal: Be a 2x Shirt, Fit in a standard airplane seat belt without the use of a seat belt extension
            Long Term Goal: 166lbs (One day!), Buy whatever cloths I want to wear.
            Pain is temporary, quitting is forever- Lance Armstrong #NoExcuses

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            • You are doing really well! Any signs of the dreaded three-week plateau? I'm not sure it happens with primal, which is a little why I'm curious.
              5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
              Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
              Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

              More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
              - Lewis Mumford

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              • My goodness,

                Where to begin?

                Judg, I did hit the plateau, and then started caving in to my husbands pizza and pasta and junk stuff. It was ugly...

                By the time our trip came around my husband had GAINED 3 lbs and I had only lost 4 lbs. Here's the thing. Our trip was cancelled. Well, it was rescheduled.. Hurricane Sandy's path was perfectly aligned with our vacation spot and there was just no safe way to take the trip. Thankfully, we were spared from damage from that awful storm, it hit landfall about 90 miles north of us. We had quite a bit of wind and rain and the kids were out of school for a couple of days, but we were so lucky.

                So here is the good news, that terrible storm bought me 6 more weeks to get the ball rolling again! My husband quit the bet because he thought it was "dumb to begin with" (way to be supportive), but I'm back on the wagon and going strong. I had to stop coming on here for a little while due to some work issues, but everything is sorted out so I'll be on more regularly.

                I have been really struggling with portion control, so I actually joined weight watchers for a month to get my eating habits straightened out. So I'm primal, but watching portions. In no way am I able to make my "points" goal for the day because of all of the fat, but it is at least giving me a chance to recognize that I have been probably going a bit overboard. I've missed this place!!
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                • Well, in that case, let me share with you what worked for me so well. Cut back your portion sizes (you know, deprive yourself) for three weeks and lose as much as you can. Then quit. Go on maintenance. You will have to fight for two or three weeks (meaning you will have to add extra exercise or throw in some light eating days) because your body will want to pack it back on. But be firm. Then things will settle down and you can go on just normal primal eating for at least three weeks (I would do more like 6). The goal here is to maintain your weight and enjoy life. Normal is supposed to be fun. Then start over.
                  Last edited by Judg; 11-07-2012, 06:17 PM. Reason: Confusing spelling mistake
                  5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
                  Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
                  Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

                  More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
                  - Lewis Mumford

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                  • Hi, Jamilyn! Just thought I would leave a note saying that I just caught up on your journal, and enjoyed it.. And I wanted to wish you well! I shall continue to follow your adventures.

                    I assume since your husband quit your bet, you win the catamaran trip? It's only fair, after all!
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                    • Thanks so much for the advice Judge. I think that is exactly the type of approach I will be taking. Also, I just started to read an AMAZING book called [I]The Power Of Habit[I] by Charles Duhigg. I think it is already becoming a life changing book. It talks about how so much of our life is made up of habits and talks about how to create new behaviors and turn them into habits. Very excited about this book!!

                      Spiralicious, thanks for stopping by! I know this journal takes a lot of twists and turns into excited, funny, happy, sad, angry, hopeless, and hopeful, but that is my life as I know it : )

                      Actually, since my husband quit the bet, I was pretty angry and told him that I had only made the bet to avoid any arguments about who gets to do what. I thought it was a pretty fair, fun, and healthy way to decide. He said that the only thing he wants to do is drink cocktails by the beach and go to the casinos. I told him that was absolutely not what I wanted out of this vacation, so he told me that he really didn't mind if I went and did whatever I wanted to make it a good vacation. So now, instead of the catamaran trip alone, I'm going on a 3.5 hour Zipline adventure across the mountains!! This adventure is more of my style and ziplining has always been something that I have dreamed of doing. I never even brought it up because hubby has a fear of heights. Now that I am doing whatever I want, I don't have to worry about whether or not he would like it. I'm going on my own!! Yippee!! Now, this is another incentive to drop as much weight as possible over the next several weeks because I've heard that the heavier you are, the more uncomfortable it can be. I can't wait!!!

                      I have my first weight watchers meeting tomorrow.. I'm not sure how this is going to go, but I've been there before and if nothing else I know there are usually very loving and supportive people striving for the same goal. I'm looking forward to it.
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                      • Good luck with it, Jamilyn. I lost 8 pounds every 3 months on that system for almost two years. It adds up. You don't impress the people who think faster is better, but it stays off this way, which is a much more important victory, the way I see it.
                        5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
                        Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
                        Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

                        More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
                        - Lewis Mumford

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                        • Yes Judg, I agree..

                          Okay so I had my first Weight Watchers meeting today and I am impressed! They are still missing the mark on a few things such as the idea that fat is BAD.. But, they also really push the fact that you need to eat whole foods, no processed stuff. Some of the information made my eyes cross and so I just let it fly over my head, and some of it was great. Overall, the sense of support and accountability was there and that is why I joined. I have seen that I just can't do this alone, I need some help. If Weight Watchers is what it has to be for now, then I'll do it. There were several women there that were my age as well. So I'm hoping to break into the group and make some friends out of this thing! AND my leader is Gluten Free due to Celiac's disease. So, I'm pretty excited about that.
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                          • That has always been the strength of Weight Watchers, I think: the face-to-face accountability. And the fact that they are not a fad diet. Glad you're able to adapt it to make it more primal.
                            5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
                            Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
                            Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

                            More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
                            - Lewis Mumford

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                            • Happy Monday everyone!

                              It always cracks me up after being good on Primal for a few days, how amazing my mood shifts. You'd think I would like this feeling enough to stay in control all the time. Duh!!

                              Anyways, the girls and I had a really great weekend of visiting my family and hanging out. I stayed pretty primal throughout our welcome home party for my Brother and his family. I did indulge in some tasty treats, but I was proud of how I handled myself. Stuck mostly to the meat and the veggie tray. Did indulge in a few beers, but at least I did it consciously, and not just as a habit.

                              I have also figured out that I have been eating wayyyy too much. Now that I am following (sort of) weight watchers, I am tracking what I am eating. I have really been overdoing it on the fat. I'm sure no human needs as much oil and butter as I have been enjoying on a daily basis. So the past couple of days, I cut that back a bit and still feel very good. Not really hungry in between meals, still in a great mood, still have the urge to go climb a tree outside my office... I'm not there yet, my mind still thinks I am much lighter and more in shape than I am. I have a feeling that actually climbing that tree right now could seriously injure me or the tree..

                              On another note, I had a really interesting epiphany this morning. Last night, I indulged in a few cocktails for no really good reason. I woke up feeling fine but still was starting to get on myself about the drinking. Telling myself the same old thing, "It doesn't matter if he is drinking, you don't need to do it if you don't feel like it.." Then all of a sudden, a lightbulb went off. I am reading an amazing book called The Power Of Habit. This book talks about how many things we do on a daily basis we do out of habit. It takes a cue, then you do your routine, then you get your result. I thought about what had happened yesterday evening. I knew immediately what my cue was. I had started thinking that I needed to clean the basement. This is the area that is unfinished and where we store EVERYTHING. It is an absolute mess and bugs me on a minute to minute basis. Every single time I start thinking about going to clean it, I get this strong urge to fix a cocktail to enjoy while doing it. I mean EVERY TIME. I had never really noticed that before. It had become a habit that if I wanted to go clean the basement, I wanted to grab a drink first. **I know this is insane and sick but it is very true*** The result that I get from that routine is avoidance. I get to get distracted by my husband watching something good on TV and we make having a cocktail a social event, thus distracting me from actually getting any cleaning done at all. So how do I fix this? I asked myself this morning. I need to take that same cue, and change my routine to form a new habit. So this week, I am dedicating 30 minutes every single night to going downstairs, turning on my Pandora radio, and cleaning something in the basement, without anything but my lovely seltzer water and orange slice. So I still have the same cue, still get a yummy drink, add some awesome music, and put a time limit on my work so that I cannot be overwhelmed with hours of work.. The result wont be the same (avoidance), however I can still have that fun TV time with hubby if I want because I only have to do 30 minutes of work. That is one bad TV show that I can skip a night. I think this revelation is the beginning of something very important in my life.

                              Oh yeah, and back down a couple of lbs. today. Does anyone want to do some sort of group challenge (doesn't have to be weight related) to get through the holidays? Let me know
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                              • I'd love to see peoples different holiday treat recipies. that'd be a fun theme for december
                                SW (Nov 22nd 2011): 333
                                Current Weight as of Nov 25 2015: 248
                                Short Term Goal: Fit into the shirts I got on my honeymoon at disney and universal in august next year when I go back to for my 1 year anniversary
                                Met Goal: Be a 2x Shirt, Fit in a standard airplane seat belt without the use of a seat belt extension
                                Long Term Goal: 166lbs (One day!), Buy whatever cloths I want to wear.
                                Pain is temporary, quitting is forever- Lance Armstrong #NoExcuses

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